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After cycling a lot in the last couple of months I want to go running. The prob atm is my weight. 110kgs and 6ft 5inch is not optimum. Anyway I'm confident I could run more than 4 miles within the 4 months of training.

Hopefully my will will help me to start with running. Was doing 50km on my normal bike which is quite a lot for me. I hope that you can help me to find the right start and give me useful tips as I'll be relying on you guys.

Have a nice evening.

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Good day!

I'm actually packing in my Runners World subscription because I find that I can get better advice out of this place than that mag! Might buy it now and then...

But anyway, hopefully some of us can be of help, and the rest will at lesat make you laugh, and they're a real supportive bunch!
 

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Howdy blurr! Crikey, you're quite the giant eh! Welcome to the forum :)

Have you done much/any running before? The first things I'd do would be to get yourself into a running specialist store (not Sportsworld/JJB etc) and get yourself fitted with some running shoes to suit your running style. Then I'd say try going out for a few jogs/runs/run&walks for a week and see how you manage on each of them, both in terms of what distance you're comfortable with, and how you feel. From there you should be in a much better position to find a suitable training schedule :)
 

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Hi Blurr

Welcome to RF.

There are a few new forumites who have done a run/walk programme and have come along brilliantly, so like Richard says that might be the best course of action.

I also echo Richard when he mentioned get good trainers they are essential.

Good luck and ask away if you have any questions.

TT :d
 

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Thanks guys for the nice welcome. I wasn't expecting that. Some people laught at me when I told them I wanted to run but I think with disciplin and patience I should be fine.

The problems with stores might be my location. Greenock doesn't have any shops and the nearest one would be JJb in Glasgow.

Do I need to care about socks as well? Regarding the programme I think a run / walk programme would be the best for me. 1 mile running and a short walk to calm down. Honestly I hope I cope with that. Losing more weight would be better for my ankles and knees.

What about people on here weighting nearly the same here? How do things go for you?
 

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Socks aren't so much of an issue... If they work they work... worst case scenario is that you might get a blister or two. Personally I love the comfort of 'proper' running socks :)

If having your gait analysed is going to be a problem, then the next best thing I can would suggest is taking a look at the 'wet foot test', this should help you understand what type of shoe you need, then you can research the makes/models of this type of shoe, then visit JJB an be sure you're buying the type that you require.

The staff in JJB are usually underpaid teens, I worked there myself while I was at uni and I'm sad to say that not one member of staff understood the concept of pronation or even the basics of running shoe types - in their eyes the best running shoe for the customer was the one which they were most likely to buy along with spare laces and a 'protective spray to make the shoes last longer' :asleep:
 

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Hi mate

I am 6 ft 2 and as of 20 mins ago I was 97 kg and I get around fine so dont worry about the weight although some will come off if you run
 

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Hi blurr

Fear no more go here when you get a chance they will be able to give you a gait test plus supply your trainers if you want, give them call just to make sure they do, do gait analysis at this store.

Sweatshop Glasgow
Next Generation Health Club
Netherton Road
Anniesland
Glasgow
G13 1BJ
0141 586 9126

Sweatshop also have a website where you can buy any running gear if you want it although at the moment not essential, also a favourite of mine is startfitness.co.uk.

I hope this is helpful and let us know how you get on.

TT:d
 

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Hi thanks for the address. Try to pop in next week and have a wee chat with them. Losing weight atm so this is even better. Can't complain so far. The weather is good so best conditions for running.

Btw. drinking too much beer isn't good for weight loss is it? I know but I'm too much of a Guinness fan :(
 

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Hi thanks for the address. Try to pop in next week and have a wee chat with them. Losing weight atm so this is even better. Can't complain so far. The weather is good so best conditions for running.

Btw. drinking too much beer isn't good for weight loss is it? I know but I'm too much of a Guinness fan :(
You're right. Beer is not good for weight loss, but some members of this forum swear by it. Like all things, drink in moderation and I'm sure you will still lose weight.
 

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Hi again. I lost my password and my provider shut my mail account so I hadn't the chance to write here. I gained a bit weight but I still want to do the running to become fit.

Are there any other people aroung 115kg out there who are managing fine without any health problems (regarding the bones etc.?)

Cheers
 

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Hi and welcome to RF!

It might be worthwhile going into Glasgow to find decent running shops. There is a Run 4 It store on Bothwell Street and Greaves on Gordon Street has a specialist running department upstairs. Both will be able to do gait analysis and provide you with advice on the best trainers for you.
 

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Are there any other people aroung 115kg out there who are managing fine without any health problems (regarding the bones etc.?)

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Hi there, My start weight was around 117kg.. By building sensibly I am down considerably. I started by walk/running as in the guide linked in my sig.

Unfortunately it will be a real benefit to reduce your alcohol consumption whilst you kick start the weight loss. That way you see some real results and that motivates you more. I took a month off when I started exercising.

Good Luck!
 

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Hi there, My start weight was around 117kg.. By building sensibly I am down considerably. I started by walk/running as in the guide linked in my sig.

Unfortunately it will be a real benefit to reduce your alcohol consumption whilst you kick start the weight loss. That way you see some real results and that motivates you more. I took a month off when I started exercising.

Good Luck!

Well I hadn't had alocohol in the last couple of weeks. A whisky from time to time or a Guinness. I'm not a regular drinker. Wanted to go to Sweatshop in Glasgow and probably buy shoes and trainers.

I really want to start running.
 

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Hello. :d:p:cool:
 
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